Parquet flooring is becoming more and more common in the home and why not, when professionally fitted by an experienced floor fitter it looks amazing in any home.
Parquet Flooring Neglect
Over the years we have seen numerous cases where the parquet flooring has been neglected. Due to its unique structure, where small blocks of wood are laid together in various patterns, damage to individual blocks can occur and if not repaired can spread across the floor.
Parquet flooring neglect is usually down to the owner not knowing how to repair the floor or thinking it is too difficult to do. Parquet flooring repair is really not to hard to repair as long as you have the basic tools for the job in hand,
The main problem with parquet flooring is the blocks becoming loose over time or in high traffic areas. The compound used to fix the blocks can crumble over time causing the blocks to loosen.
Repairing Parquet Floors
Obviously, minor repair can be done by yourself if it is just replacing and glueing a few blocks. In some cases, more blocks have to be removed in the surrounding areas in order to produce or professional repair. Diagnosing areas other areas that looks worn or are about to become loose is what JG Flooring excel in. If many blocks are removed you need to know exactly where they were so it is a good idea to take a photo before you start so you can put then back exactly where they were.
When all the effected blocks are removed, we will then throughly clean the effected sub floor of any grime or debris that has built up. A professional tool is used to scrape out the old compound ready for re-application..
When the blocks are replaced, it is common to have small gaps around them due to expansion and the removal of the dirt, grime and compound.
Once the parquet flooring has been re-finished and sanded this will completely seal the floor whilst removing the gaps.